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Ole Miss Rag


Published September 22, 1917


A ragtime composed by W.C. Handy and recorded by Handy's Orchestra of Memphis (according to redhotjazz.com) in 1917 in New York. (Columbia A2420, Columbia 2913)

Also available at http://www.archive.org/details/Free_20s_Jazz_Collection


Date 1917-09-22
Run time 2:40


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Reviewer: pickford82 - - November 23, 2009
Subject: nice rag
This is a very cute ragtime composition in orchestral arrangement which I like a lot. It's not as popular as 12th Street rag, Maple Leaf etc., but it's still very good, and relatively easy and fun to play. Some contemporary bands often include it in their setlist, although not everyone plays the intro, which, in my opinion, is brilliant and probably the best part of the composition.
The quality of this recording is low because it was obviously recorded acoustically, and many decades did their job too. But it's still enjoyable.
Scott Joplin also recorded it, so you may want to check out his version too.
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